In a post on Xbox Wire, Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten detailed how Microsoft’s next console will handle sharing Xbox Live Gold benefits through a new initiative they’re calling “Home Gold.”
Home Gold allows members to share many of their Gold features with others at no additional cost, including multiplayer gaming, the Game DVR function, SmartMach, and entertainment apps. Xbox One owners will be able to sign in to their Xbox Live Gold account on any console and bestow it with access to their Gold benefits. The same, of course, applies to all profiles set up on their home console
Basically, anyone with an Xbox Live Gold account overpowers the Silver accounts when they log in on a console, and through that all users gain access to those Gold features (not permanently, of course). On your primary console, however, those features remain even when you sign out. So if Josh came over and signed on to my Xbox One, and I had Gold and he didn’t, I could sign off and he could still use my console with access to my Gold account even though I’m not logged in myself.
The Xbox One is set to hit store shelves sometime this November, priced at $499.